The outlook for the year 2012 is as follows:
The Atrush-1 appraisal well was drilled to planned total depth of 1,750 meters after 48 days on July 10, 2012, ahead of schedule. A comprehensive well testing program which includes an open hole test of the Butmah formation and four further cased hole tests over the main reservoir section are currently in progress. Logging and well test results will be reported upon completion of testing. Following completion of operations on Atrush-2 the drilling rig will be moved to Atrush-1 for a completion workover of this well which was drilled last year. The location and timing of the Atrush-3 appraisal well will be determined once the results of the Atrush-2 are available with plans to commence drilling in the first half of the year 2013.
The 3D seismic acquisition program which will provide coverage over a total of 310 square kilometers was completed on August 11, 2012. The processing of the complete 3D seismic survey (Post Stack Time Migration) is expected at the end of the current year.
Results of tendering for the Early Well Test Facility (EWTF) will be announced in August 2012 along with an updated timetable for installation and commissioning will be announced in the third quarter of 2012. EWTF installation and implementation work is expected to commence before year end 2012 and first production is forecasted in the first half of the year 2013.
As part of its normal business the Company continues to evaluate new opportunities in the region.